LC004
Mandele Dry Forest


Country/territory: St Lucia

IBA Criteria met: A1, A2, B4i (2007)
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Area: 826 ha

Protection status:


Site description
The Mandele dry forest is located on the eastern part of St. Lucia encompassed by Ravine Pascal to the north, Ravine Bourge to the south and on the northwest by the Dennery Water Works Forest Reserve. It is about 826 ha.

Key biodiversity
The Mandele dry forest has much to offer in terms of wildlife. The significance cannot be underestimated particularly with its association to endemic species. In addition to the White-breasted Thrasher, other species of great significance include the St. Lucia Oriole, The St. Lucia Black Finch, the St Lucia Peewee, the Antillean Euphonia, Bridled quail dove, Grey Trembler, Lesser Antillean flycatcher, three hummingbird species, Pearly-eyed and Scaly-breasted Thrashers and possibly the Rufous Nightjar. At some times of the year St Lucia Amazons forage at this site too, mainly in the upper elevations. Migratory birds species furthermore nest and roost in different locations in the area. The Magnificent Frigate bird is one such species.

Non-bird biodiversity: The agouti is found in the area. Also found are the boa constrictor and the fer-de-lance. Among the plants, the endangered Latanier palm is very significant to the area.


Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mandele Dry Forest. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/08/2019.